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Best of the decade (so far): Emmy winners for Writing for a Drama Series
"Shut the Door. Have a Seat." - Mad Men (2009 - 2010)
"Always" - Friday Night Lights (2010 - 2011)
"Pilot" - Homeland (2011 - 2012)
"Q&A" - Homeland (2012 - 2013)
"Ozymandias" - Breaking Bad (2013 - 2014)
"Mother's Mercy" - Game of Thrones (2014 - 2015)
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    Pick your favorite Emmy winner for Writing for a Drama Series in this decade. Comment why if you feel like it.

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    Andrew Carden
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    “Always”

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    jf123
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    I picked Ozymendias. If The Suitcase from Mad Men was nominated, it would have easily won. It is one of the best hours of TV I’ve ever seen.

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    Teridax
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    I picked Ozymendias. If The Suitcase from Mad Men was nominated, it would have easily won. It is one of the best hours of TV I’ve ever seen.

    You mean nominated for the Emmy? It was nominated for that, but lost the series finale of Friday Night Lights. Or do you mean “nominated” as in winning so it could make the above poll?

    Of these episodes the only one I’ve seen was “Mother’s Mercy”, which I thought was completely mediocre. I wish “Five-O” from Better Call Saul or the Mad Men series finale had won instead, those were both far more deserving nominees, easily better written episodes in my honest opinion.

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    jf123
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    I picked Ozymendias. If The Suitcase from Mad Men was nominated, it would have easily won. It is one of the best hours of TV I’ve ever seen.

    You mean nominated for the Emmy? It was nominated for that, but lost the series finale of Friday Night Lights. Or do you mean “nominated” as in winning so it could make the above poll?

    Of these episodes the only one I’ve seen was “Mother’s Mercy”, which I thought was completely mediocre. I wish “Five-O” from Better Call Saul or the Mad Men series finale had won instead, those were both far more deserving nominees, easily better written episodes in my honest opinion.

    oops yeah sorry meant if it had won.

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    Jason Brown
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    Ozymandias with either Always or Shut the Door, Have a Seat as runner up.

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    Riley
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    Easy, unless you are GusCruz and hate “Ozymandias”.

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    jf123
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    Mothers Mercy has gotta be one of the weakest winners in this category’s history

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    Teridax
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    Mothers Mercy has gotta be one of the weakest winners in this category’s history

    Agreed. Better than “Five-O” from Better Call Saul? Or the not-even-nominated “Part 12” from Bloodline, “Chapter 32” from House of Cards, “There’s Something Else Going On Here” from Homeland, or most atrociously and inexcusably of all, the excellent “Pilot” of IZombie, in my opinion the single greatest and most underrated live-action* show on Television?! I think not. ;(

    “Mother’s Mercy” was tonally uneven and came off as a mess, to be completely honest. If they wanted to give David & D.B. a Writing Emmy, then they should have given it to them for “The Children”, or “Baelor”, or even the instant-classic Red Wedding episode “The Rains of Castamere.” The “Mother’s Mercy” win is really sad and frusterating, in that now I’m rooting for GoT to win Writing for “Battle of the Basterds” simply because I don’t want the ultimate Emmy irony of such an incredible show as Game of Thrones’ only Emmy win for Best Writing to be for an episode that… well, wasn’t really that well-written. :\

    *I mention live-action because Steven Universe is alone at the top for me on every level. Nothing comes close to beating SU, for me anyway.

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    I like “Ozymandias” and “Always” the most of the bunch, but I’d go with “Shut the Door. Have a Seat” for the win. It’s far less dependent on its directing and acting and a season’s worth of momentum than “Ozymandias” or “Always”. Oddly enough, I probably would have given the win to “The Son” over ‘Shut the Door’ that year.

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    eastwest
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    Sans “Mother’s Mercy”, this decade has had strong winners. I voted “Ozymandias” because it is the peak in a run of episodes that should be taught in classes to show how to close a series. “Always” is a distant second.

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    Andrew Eng
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    As I much I would like to pick “Always”, I have go to with the obvious choice in “Ozymandias”. But, like Icky, if “The Son” had won in 2010, it would’ve been a far tougher decision to make.

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    Riley
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    Admirable that they awarded “Ozymandias” over Vince Gilligan’s “Felina”.

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    Icky
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    Slightly admirable but not really surprising.

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